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Sephirot or Səphîrôṯ ( pron.: / ˈ s ɛ f ɪr ɒ θ / ; Hebrew : סְפִירוֹת , pronunciation ), meaning emanations , are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah , through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals himself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms ( Seder hishtalshelus ). The term is alternatively transliterated into English as Sefirot/Sefiroth , singular Sephirah/Sefirah etc. Alternative configurations of the sephirot are given by different schools in the historical development of Kabbalah, with each articulating different spiritual aspects. The tradition of enumerating 10 is stated in the Sefer Yetzirah , "Ten sephirot of nothingness, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven".
From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Four by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved " Another view of the Heavens - Zodiac Age and the Ten Sefiroth " Emphasis Mine : Another view of the Heavens is the following:
By Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain, Founder & Spiritual Director DONMEH WEST In many of my lectures, I refer to the "Three Columns" or "Pillars" of the Ten Sefiroth -- Left, Right and Middle -- as they are described in the Zohar and other works of Jewish Kabbalah: One of the mysteries of the Center Column that I have already pointed out several times (and which seems to have been picked up by other "Kabbalists", incidentally) is that the sum of the numerical values of the four Sefiroth of the Center Column -- Keter ( 1 ), Tiferet ( 6 ), Yesod ( 9 ) and Malkuth ( 10 ) -- is 26 , which is exactly the Gematria (or numerical sum) of the four Hebrew letters forming the Tetragrammaton, Yahweh : <------ Yahweh But another mystery, revealed to us more recently, deals with the Kabbalistic permutations of the original, untranslated Hebrew names of the four Sefiroth of the Center Column -- Keter , Tiferet , Yesod and Malkuth -- as shown below:
10. Work of the Chariot Translations Sefer Yetzirah "The Letters of Our Father Abraham" The Book of Formation ( Sefer Yetzirah ) attracts heated debate about its authorship and date of origination. Many scholars attribute a medieval or Hasmonean date to the book.